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The Town Talk, the Fish Pool, the Plebeian, the Old Whig, the Spinster, etc. Now First Collected with Notes and Illustrations
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The Town Talk, the Fish Pool, the Plebeian, the Old Whig, the Spinster, etc. Now First Collected with Notes and Illustrations

By Authors of the Tatler, Spectator, and Guardian (Steele, Richard)

London: John Nichols, 1789. First Edition. Hardcover (Half Leather). Very Good Condition. Half 19th century calf over green cloth with a bit of the original spine laid down, hinges rubbed but sound. Front endpapers replaced, scattered light foxing, a few small damps stains, 331-335 stained on the bottom right touching some text, very clean otherwise. 2 plates, 452pp. In a custom cloth slipcase. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Humour; Essays & Literary Criticism. Inventory No: 045740.

$300.00

Dictionnaire Comique, Satyrique, Critique, Burlesque, Libre & Proverbial
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Dictionnaire Comique, Satyrique, Critique, Burlesque, Libre & Proverbial

By Le Roux Philibert-Joseph

Amsterdam, 1787. Later Edition. Hardcover (Quarter Leather). Good Condition. 2 volumes in leather backed marbled boards - wear to spines, hinges cracked but bindings sound, mild sctatered foxing wear and soiling internally. A good set. Old stamps to first title. Bookplate of Colonel Victor De Guinzbourg, from his proverb library. 612pp; 606pp Size: Octavo (8vo). 2-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2-3 kilos. Category: Reference; Humour. Inventory No: 045733.

$100.00

[Scrapbook of Original Humorous Cartoons About Hospitals, Doctors, Broadway Theater]
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[Scrapbook of Original Humorous Cartoons About Hospitals, Doctors, Broadway Theater]

By unknown

1925. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. Scrapbook containing 35 original cartoons about a woman, apparently a Broadway actress (named Leila Hill?) in the hospital. Likely made to cheer her, it pokes fun at doctors and the medical establishment and portrays her as long suffering, funny and vital. The cartoons are all ca. 6" x 6" and mounted to black construction paper, save for one folding panel which is wider. Wear to the one folding cartoon, a few coming loose from the page, light chipping to a couple of edges, but otherwise in very good condition. Clearly the work of a professional cartoonist, the artist's name is not present. The first folding sheet is on the back of The Fowler Hotel stationary with the name of the manager who was active in the 1920s and the imagery is consistent with a ca. 1920s date. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Humour; Comics & Graphic Novels. Inventory No: 045452.

$350.00

Interpretive Series: Dogear Wryde Postcards
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Interpretive Series: Dogear Wryde Postcards

By Gorey Edward

1979. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good Condition. 13 postcards in original envelope. Slight soiling to envelope and the copyright card. Toledano a75a. First trade edition after 76 colored sets. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Humour; Inventory No: 044635.

$125.00

The Blue Aspic (der Traurige Zwolfpunder)
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The Blue Aspic (der Traurige Zwolfpunder)

By Gorey Edward

Meredith Press, 1968. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine Condition/Near Fine. Slight wear to jacket edges, clipped. Signed by Gorey on the half title. Toledano A27a. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Comics & Graphic Novels; Humour. Signed by Author. Inventory No: 044707.

$350.00

How I Came to Be Governor of the Island of Cacona
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How I Came to Be Governor of the Island of Cacona

By Thistleton, Francis (pseud. of William Henry Fleet)

San Francisco: Arion Press, 1989. Hardcover. Fine Condition. One of 325; reprint of the scarce 1852 edition. Size: Octavo (8vo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Fiction; Humour. Inventory No: 044478.

$125.00

A Pinch of Snuff: composed of Curious Particulars and Original Anecdotes of Snuff Taking: as well as a Review of Snuff, Snuff-Boxes, Snuff-Shops, Snuff-Takers, and Snuff-Papers; with the Moral and Physical Effects of Snuff
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A Pinch of Snuff: composed of Curious Particulars and Original Anecdotes of Snuff Taking: as well as a Review of Snuff, Snuff-Boxes, Snuff-Shops, Snuff-Takers, and Snuff-Papers; with the Moral and Physical Effects of Snuff

By Snift, Dean (Hill, Benson Earle)

London: Robert Tyas, 1840. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good Condition. Respined with original boards retained - boards are worn and discolored but intact. Binding is tight and square with new endpapers added. 152pp attractively illustrated with in-text and full page illustrations. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Humour; Inventory No: 045131.

$200.00

Facetiae selectiores: Quibus Ob Argumenti Similitudinem Accesserunt
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Facetiae selectiores: Quibus Ob Argumenti Similitudinem Accesserunt

By Frischlin, Nicodemus; Babel, Heinrich; Bracciolini, Poggio, et al.

Amsterdam: Ioh. Ianssomium, 1651. Later Edition. Hardcover (in Slipcase). Very Good Condition. Full contemporary sheep, worn at the corners, hinges cracked but binding holding; a few marginal pencil marks, light foxing, small wormtrail in the gutter of the rear half of the book. 303pp with the extra engraved title. A collection of Facetiae - humorous anecdotes and stories - by the polymath Frischlin as well as more common ones by Bael and Bracciolini, among others. The final section is Henrichmann's Prognostica which was often collected with Babel. Size: duodecimo (12mo). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Humour; Poetry. Inventory No: 044733.

$500.00

The Fantod Works (The Disrespectful Summons, The Abandoned Sock, The Lost Lions, L'Heure Bleue, The Epilectic Bicycle, The Beastly Baby, The Lavender Leotard, Les Passementeries Horribles, Leaves from a Mislaid Album)
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The Fantod Works (The Disrespectful Summons, The Abandoned Sock, The Lost Lions, L'Heure Bleue, The Epilectic Bicycle, The Beastly Baby, The Lavender Leotard, Les Passementeries Horribles, Leaves from a Mislaid Album)

By Gorey, Edward; Weary, Ogdred

Zurich: Diogenes, 1978. First Edition. Softcover. Near Fine Condition. 10 string bound soft cover volumes (nine by Gorey and one introductory work in German "Die Fantod Werke"), all fine or nearly so and each signed on the title page (The Beastly Baby signed Ogdred Weary) by crossing out his name and signing above it. Slight wear and rubbing to the slipcase. Uncommon with all the works signed. Toledano A70. Size: Octavo (8vo). 10-volume set (complete). Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Comics & Graphic Novels; Humour. Inventory No: 044712.

$1250.00

Amusemens Serieux et Comiques

By DUFRESNY, Charles Rivière

Paris: Andre Morin, 1723. Full Calf. Very Good. Mild general wear to calf, light rubbing to hinges, slight cracking to leather of spine. 5 raised bands, gilt to spine and lettering. 288pp plus a charming index and postscript. Previous owner's name penned to endpaper and author's name (which does not appear on title page) penciled to endpaper. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Literature & Literary; Humour; Inventory No: 043074.

$150.00

The New Gospel of Peace According to St. Benjamin

By [White, Richard Grant]

New York: The American News Company, 1866. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition. A political satire on the Civil War written in a biblical tone. Original green cloth, worn at corners, internal hinges cracked but binding generally tight. Written in four parts from 1863-1866 this is the first collected edition and includes White's disavowal of authorship in a letter printed in the preface (XXI-XXIV). Sabin 103445 Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Humour; Inventory No: 040979.

$75.00

"Awful," and other Jingles

By Strong, P.R. (P.R.S.)

New York: G.P. Putnam, 1871. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition. Mild wear to green cloth at the edges, a bit heavier at the corners, a few surface marks to the cloth. Short tear to one page edge, scattered foxing, but generally clean internally. With an extra lithographed title with a vignette illustration of a child firing a rifle at an angel. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Humour; Inventory No: 040250.

$50.00

Mavericks: Short Stories Rounded Up by Puck's Authors

By Puck's Authors

New York: Keppler & Schwarzmann, 1892. First Edition. Hardcover. Good Condition. Puck's Artists. 1/4 cloth over printed boards. Worn at the corners, some discoloration at the edges, a bit of dustiness to page edges. Internally very good; scarce. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Illustrator: Puck's Artists. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Humour; Inventory No: 040243.

$50.00

Why Wife and I Quarreled

By Carleton Will

New York: G.W. Carleton, 1877. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition. Attractive frontispiece; red cloth worn modestly at the edges and a bit dulled, stamp to copyright page. Includes "Betsey and I are Out" Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Humour; Inventory No: 040246.

$50.00

The Egyptian Sketch Book

By Leland Charles G.

New York: Hurd and Houghton, 1874. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Very Good Condition. Light wear to green decorative cloth, slight fraying to the spine ends, dulling to spine. 331pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Humour; Inventory No: 040248.

$50.00

Uncle Dudley's Odd Hours: Being the Vagaries of a Country Editor

By Russell M.C.

Duluth, MN: Miss Susie M. Russell, 1882. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Good Condition. Modest wear at corners, dulling and rubbing to spine. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Previous owner's signature in ink. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Humour; Inventory No: 040245.

$50.00

More Peers

By Belloc Hilaire

London: Stephen Swift, 1911. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. Basil T. Blackwood. Light wear and chipping to edges of self-wrapped boards, long gift inscription to endpaper. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Illustrator: Basil T. Blackwood. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 2 lbs 0 oz. Category: Humour; Inventory No: 038006.

$50.00

The Struggles (Social, Financial and Political) of Petroleum V. Nasby, Sometime Pastor of the "Church Uv the Slawterd Innocents"...His Trials and Troules, Ups and Downs, Rejoicings and Wailings..

By Petroleum V. Nasby (David Ross Locke); Sumner, Charles (intro)

Boston: I.N. Richardson, 1872. First Edition. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Thomas Nast. Full publisher's green cloth, blindstamped and with gilt lettering to spine, mild shelfwear with a few small rubbed spots to cloth. Tear to corner of page 477 (not affecting text) - a few pages creased, otherwise fine and unmarked internally with all 23 plates, plus the portrait frontis and presentation leaf. BAL 11826, First State of the First Edition. One of Lincoln's favorite humorists, Locke was an extremely effective satirist of the Confederacy both during and after the Civil War. "The Struggles" collects pieces previously collected in Divers Opinions, as well as a great deal of additional material, plus the Nast illustrations. Size: Octavo (8vo). Text is clean and unmarked. Illustrator: Thomas Nast. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Humour; Inventory No: 036308.

$150.00